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Harbour, Samuel

Born: 1799-09-24 Garrard County, Kentucky

Died: 1874-07-12 Sangamon County, Illinois

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

In 1817, Harbour moved with his brother Levi from Christian County, Kentucky, to Madison County, Illinois. By 1819, Harbour had settled in Sangamon County, Illinois, west of Chatham, where he would reside for the rest of his life. In 1823, he married Elizabeth Briscoe, with whom he had one child before her death in 1824. Two years later, Samuel re-married to Elizabeth Lindley, with whom he had nine children. Harbour was a farmer; in 1850, he owned $2,400 worth of real estate.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 355-56; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 158; Gravestone, Oak Grove Cemetery, Loami, IL.